Just when you think things can’t get any crazier, Joe Cannon goes and proves you wrong:
Consider the following a follow up to my previous post. You may not be able to comprehend fully what follows without first reading the earlier work.
Behind the scenes, I’ve privately corresponded with a few people about this idea. Although it would be indiscreet to reveal the names of the people I’ve pestered, perhaps it would be helpful to publish here (in somewhat adapted form) an argument originally made in private.
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As for Hillary’s health: I hate to be the eccentric fringe writer who goes around begging more mainstream writers to pay attention to his goofy-sounding theory. In fact, I despise myself for falling into that stereotypical role. But please, I beg you not to dismiss this idea so rapidly.
I’ll give four reasons:
1. The world’s leading expert in forensic neuropathology, Bennet Omalu, has basically said what I’ve said. He suspects that Hillary (and her staff, it seems) was poisoned. Dr. Omalu is a serious person — not to be dismissed.
2. Paul Manafort’s campaign in Ukraine is widely believed to have used dioxin to poison Viktor Yushchenko. The poisoning occurred EIGHT WEEKS before the election. And where are we right now in the current cycle…?
3. Dioxin can manifest itself as pneumonia. That said, I don’t think that dioxin is the culprit in this case, since the most characteristic symptom of dioxin poisoning — REALLY bad acne — has not appeared, and would, in any case, be too obvious. But other toxins can also induce pneumonia.
4. The “Hillary is sick” meme was always a bizarre smear based on false evidence. Whenever we see fake documents, we see the clearest possible indication of a Republican smear job. (People must understand that a fake document does not make itself; such things take a lot of effort. In all likelihood, paid effort.)
But why did they go after Hillary on the health front? Until now, we had no clear motive for this particular choice of tactic. Somehow, Team Trump knew that Hillary would come down with pneumonia.
They called the shot. That fact tells us much.
Added note: The origin point of the pneumonia was certainly environmental; we know this because other staff members got sick. This fact has not stopped the right-wing propagandists from claiming that Hillary’s pneumonia diagnosis is a falsehood designed to deflect attention from the imaginary more serious illness which they have ascribed to her.
If my theory is correct, both she and her staffers do have something more serious than pneumonia.
I know what you’re thinking. If you are looking for someone who is a few fries short of a Happy Meal, then Joe Cannon low-hanging fruit. But this time he’s not alone.
Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who has made the NFL so uncomfortable with his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of deceased players, suggests that Hillary Clinton’s campaign be checked for possible poisons after her collapse Sunday in New York.
Omalu, whose story was famously told in the movie ‘‘Concussion,’’ made the suggestion on Twitter, writing that he advised campaign officials to ‘‘perform toxicologic analysis of Ms. Clinton’s blood.’’
He tweeted at 10:01 p.m. Sept. 11:
‘‘I must advice [sic] the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analysis of Ms. Clinton’s blood. It is possible she is being poisoned.’’
But this is Omalu, whose credentials and tenacity are well known. He wasn’t giving up on Twitter, adding that his reasoning is that he does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin or Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee who has expressed admiration for Putin.
This is definitely the best election ever.